By Deb Spera
"No. None of us get what we deserve. We make the best of what we got.”
“Papa always said, “If we don’t celebrate the small movements forward, we forget they existed at all.”
Thoughts: Wow! When I read this book was similar to Where the Crawdads Sing I didn’t think it could be possible, but I was blown away by this book. The South was plunged into a deep depression well before the crash on Wall Street in 1929. At that time cotton was the primary crop before the boll weevil infestation and many people starved to death. .
The story follows three very different women all tied together by the hardships of the times. Similar to Crawdads, the environment and landscape play a fourth character that shapes and impacts the storyline.
I loved the way Oprah describes this book. “Like Jill McCorkle and Sue Monk Kidd, Spera probes the comfort and strength women find in their own company.”